Black Widow

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I was so excited when this movie finally hit the theatres! I had been waiting for it to come out for so long, I didn’t even care whether it’s any good, I just wanted to see it. So, naturally I went to the cinema on the first day they had, but it took me a little while to finally write the review. 😅 Well, here we finally are!

The Plot (as found on RT):

Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

The Rating:

Okay, so I have mixed feelings on this one. Let’s begin with what I enjoyed!
To a degree, this film is self-aware. It’s a superhero action flick in a long line of superhero action flicks and often takes little jabs at that. For example Yelena makes fun of Black Widows ‘posing’ which is definitely a thing. Red Guardian as a whole is a bit of a joke on the genre. What he says, how he behaves (his Karl Marx knuckle tattoos). And it’s great! The film is serious and quite dark at times but these tiny funny moments work far better than they have any right to.

The soundtrack is also amazing. Pretty much at the beginning we get an impressive cover version of Smells Like Teen Spirit – and believe me, I am extremely judgy when it comes to Nirvana but this was really good! The soundtrack is just an amalgam of interesting tracks!

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Deadpool

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I don’t know why it took me so long, but I finally saw Deadpool – the weird superhero movie everybody talked about in 2016. Here are my two cents!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. 

The Rating:

I fully understand why some people would hate this movie. There’s pretty intense violence going on, some weird humor, etc.
However, for me it fully it the mark, and I had SO much fun watching Deadpool.

From the trailer, I had expected something rather different from the usual superhero stuff, and this certainly did not disappoint.

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Wandavision: Season 1 – A Review

Hello, my lovely readers!
I’m finally binging all the Marvel shows Disney+ has to offer. Naturally, I kicked off with WandaVision which I had been excited about ever since the first trailer came out. So, here we go!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

Marvel Studios presents “WandaVision,” a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) — two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives — begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

The Rating:

What a ride this was! To be perfectly fair, I initially didn’t really show up for the story. What intrigued me immensly was the concept. The episodes inspired by TV tropes from different? Count me in for that! I may not be familiar with a great many of the famous American sitcoms, since they never aired on German TV (or only did so long before I was born) but I could still see where they drew inspiration from.

I got very excited by the different aesthetics we got to see and I honestly think they did a marvelous job with desiging each and every one of the episodes. Apart from this aspect, I really didn’t know what to expect from the show or even in what direction the story would go. (The next bit of the review will contain spoilers!)

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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Last year I watched all the MCU movies. As Into the Spider-Verse isn’t part of the Infinity Saga, I decided to skip it at the time. However, I have heard nothing but praise for this little film, so of course, I had to check it out as well!

The Plot:

This animated Spider-Man movie follows teenager Miles Morales who gets bitten by a radioactive spider. You know the drill.
However, as it turns out, he is not the only Spider-Man in this multiverse…

The Rating:

Why did I wait so long to watch this?
This review will be really short because I have nothing negative to say about this film.

I love all the different Spider-Men (and -Women) we get here. It’s so much fun to see a different twist on a very familar story!

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

My darling readers!
You may have noticed that I’m a little excited about the whole MCU thing. The latest Spider-Man film came out while I was traveling, so I had to wait until I was in an English-speaking country to finally catch it at the cinema!
Anyways, it was worth waiting for!

The Plot:

Barely recovering from the loss of Tony Stark, Peter is grasping at a straw of happiness that presents itself on a school trip to Europe.
Unfortunately, superheroes don’t get holidays…

The Rating:

Those who read my previous reviews know that I am rather infatuated with Tom Holland as Spider-Man. He is by far my favorite actor in this role and I think that he depicts Peter Parker the way he was supposed to be.
So, of course, I was excited that we’d get a new Spidey film so soon after Endgame.

At the same time, I was a bit concerned about whether it could live up to all the hype and how it would deal with such a huge legacy.
Well, Tom Holland didn’t disappoint!

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Avengers: Endgame

Hello, my darling readers!
After a movie marathon where I quickly got up to date with the entire Marvel Universe, I finally went to see Endgame!
While I usually keep my reviews spoiler free, it won’t be the case here. I’ve got too many emotions regarding this film!
This will be a long post, but also did a video version of my review, so if you want to check that out instead, it’s at the bottom of the post.

The Plot:

After the events of Avengers: Infinity War, the remaining heroes try to come to terms with what happened. While some of them reluctantly settle into their new life, not all of them are ready to give up. So, the fight continues…

The Rating:

First of all, let me begin this by saying “Fuck you, Steve Rogers”, for two reasons. Why on earth did he have to shave his beard first thing in the movie? He looked infinitely better with it! But more importantly: what kind of end was that? I’m really pissed at Steve for just dumping Bucky like that and staying in the past with Peggy. Not only is not fair concerning Bucky, but there are also two things about this that don’t make any sense at all. In the video at the museum back we saw back in the Winter Soldier movie (if I remember correctly) that she was married. So what happened to the guy when Steve just came back? Also, I thought the super soldier serum meant he doesn’t age? So why was he old and frail at the end of the film?
And how dare he not giving his shield to Bucky?!

Don’t get me wrong, I still like Captain America, but I just have a few issues with him in this film. One more thing: I love that fact that Steve was worthy to pick up Thor’s hammer, but I was somewhat irritated that he knew how to work it so well. It’s a weapon he’s never practiced with before, it’s completely unlike everything else. Yet he wields it expertly. Sorry, but that’s just not realistic!

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